22nd September - Law News

2097th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's video story: Two years ago, the European Union asked member states to accept refugees seeking asylum in Italy and Greece, in order to alleviate the pressure on those countries. That relocation scheme will now end on Friday. It was a test of European solidarity. But a total of only around 30,000 people were actually relocated, which is less than a fifth of the number the EU had hoped.

Focus of the day story:  A judge has rejected the argument that defendants in a civil claim over tax advice were under any duty to flag up a service error by their opposite number.  The claimant in Higgins & Ors v ERC Accountants & Business Advisers Ltd had failed to validly serve their case as they had not served the claim form. Amongst arguments about whether the claim form had in fact been served previously, the claimant’s solicitors, from national firm TLT LLP, suggested the defendants were ‘taking advantage’ of any mistake they might have made. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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